Happy Fifth Birthday, Panel Borders!

We plugged the latest Panel Borders show earlier today, but presenter and producer Alex Fitch has just let us know that yesterday marked his 5th anniversary of making programmes for Resonance FM in London, so here’s a look back at just some of the people he’s talked to since 2006, with links to the podcasts…

Actors include Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead), Philip Glenister (Life on Mars / Ashes to Ashes), Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange / Never Apologise), Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Susannah York (They shoot horses don’t they? / The Struggles for Poland)

Artists: Ray Harryhausen (Animator: Jason and the Argonauts / Clash of the Titans), Raymond Briggs (The Snowman / When the Wind Blows), Dave Gibbons (Watchmen / Give me Liberty), David Lloyd (V for Vendetta / Kickback), Gilbert Shelton (The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers)

Writers: Chris Carter (The X-Files), Paul Cornell (Doctor Who), Chris Claremont (X-Men/Captain Britain), Cory Doctorow (Little Brother / Overclocked), Dev Hynes (Lightspeed Champion / Ctrl Alt Shift Unmasks Corruption), Charlie Higson (The Fast Show / The Enemy / Young Bond), Charlie Kaufman (Synecdoche, New York / Being John Malkovich), Alan Moore (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen / From Hell), Philip Pullman (His Dark Materials / The DFC) /

Directors: Gerry Anderson (Thunderbirds / UFO), Dario Argento (Suspiria / Tenebre), Marc Caro (The City of Lost Children / Dante 01), Joe Dante (Gremlins / The Movie Orgy), Peter Greenaway (Nightwatching / The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover), Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre / Eggshells), Park Chan-Wook (Oldboy / I’m a Cyborg, but it’s okay) and Michael Winterbottom (Code 46 / 24 hour party people)

It’s an impressive list, so I think a round of applause is hereby in order. Here’s to five more, Alex – at least!

• Full alphabetical list at http://panelborders.wordpress.com/index with a handful of videos at http://www.youtube.com/panelborders

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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